When is BBN Season 9 Starting 2024? Apply, Date and Prize

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) has become a cultural phenomenon across Nigeria and beyond, captivating audiences with its unique blend of entertainment, drama, and competition.


As fans eagerly anticipate the return of the show, one question is on everyone’s lips: “When is BBN Season 9 starting in 2024?” In this blog post, we’ll dive into the details of the upcoming season, including the start date, new twists, and what viewers can expect from Nigeria’s most beloved reality TV show.

BBNaija Season 9: The Wait is Almost Over

The excitement is palpable as the ninth season of BBNaija is set to premiere on Sunday, July 21st, 2024. This announcement has sent waves of enthusiasm across the fanbase, with viewers marking their calendars for what promises to be another thrilling season of the show.

The show will start accepting applications on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

“Exciting News! Biggie is back for #BBNaija Season 9 auditions with a twist! The audition requires two people,” the post read.

Unlike the previous editions, this year’s edition requires participants to apply in pairs. This means that the audition video will feature two candidates each.

“This year, it’s a search for Dynamic Duos that love the show and can turn up the heat in Biggie’s house!” the organisers said.

What’s New in Season 9?

Every season of BBNaija brings something new to the table, and Season 9 is no exception. Here are some of the fresh elements that will spice up the upcoming season:

  • The Grand Prize: The winner of BBNaija Season 9 will walk away with a staggering ₦120 million grand prize. This includes a top-range SUV, a year’s supply of Pepsi, mobile phones, detergent, soap products, a trip for two, and other exciting consolation prizes.
  • The Return of the Ninjas: The Ninjas, who play an integral part in the housemates’ experience, are making a comeback. They add an element of surprise and excitement to the show’s dynamic.
  • Live Audience: After seasons affected by global events, the live audience returns to the BBNaija stage, bringing with it the energy and vibrancy that only a live crowd can provide.

Auditions and Selection Process

The auditions for BBNaija Season 9 kicked off online on March 27, 2024, and concluded on May 4, 2024. Aspiring housemates were required to submit a video showcasing why they deserve to be in the house, and the selection process was as competitive as ever.

The Theme: A Well-Kept Secret

True to tradition, the theme of BBNaija Season 9 remains a closely guarded secret until the live launch show. This air of mystery adds to the anticipation and speculation among fans, who are eager to see how the theme will shape the interactions and challenges within the Big Brother house.

The Host: A Familiar Face

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a former housemate and the host of previous seasons, will return to helm the show. His charisma and ability to engage with the housemates and audience alike make him a fan favorite.

Big Brother: The Enigmatic Voice

The identity of Big Brother is a well-maintained mystery, adding to the allure of the show. This anonymity allows Big Brother to remain an impartial figure, guiding the housemates through their journey and holding them accountable to the rules of the game.

Conclusion: The Countdown Begins

As we approach the launch date of BBNaija Season 9, the excitement continues to build. Fans are ready to embrace the new housemates, the challenges, and the unforgettable moments that define the Big Brother Naija experience.

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